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8th Battalion's Encampment in Malang

Town: Malang
District: East Java
Region: Java
Location: Malang is in East Java. The 8th Battalion infantry encampment was on Kampements Way, in the northeast of the city.
From 17 March 1942 to 17 May 1942 this location served as a prisoner of war camp >>
Internees: prisoners of war
Number of internees: 2.000
Information: In March, April and May 1942 native prisoners of war from in and around Malang were held at the encampment of the 8th Battalion Infantry. It is probably that they were first assembled at the encampment of the 13th Battalion Infantry. Between mid-May and the end of July, they were set free or employed elsewhere as heihos.
Commendant: lt. Umegaki Tadao
Main guards: Yamazaki; Mishima; Oku; Matsumoto
Guards: Japanese military personnel, Koreans

From 25 December 1942 to 15 February 1943 this location served as a prisoner of war camp >>
Other name: Drost-kamp II
Internees: prisoners of war
Number of internees: 4.300
Information: In December 1942, prisoners of war who had been previously held at the encampment of the 10th Depot Battalion, elsewhere in Malang, were interned at the encampment of the 8th Battalion. In January 1943, the camp was cleared, most of the internees going to Batavia.
Commendant: lt. Umegaki Tadao
Main guards: Yamazaki; Mishima; Oku; Matsumoto
Guards: Japanese military personnel, Koreans
Camp leaders: lt.-kol. K. Drost
Literature: Hofstede, N.W., De slaven van Roku Ban (Franeker 1979)